I had Rhinoplasty done 6 mths ago, my profile is upturned and bridge looks shorter. Can I have the graft removed? Cost? (photos)
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Rotated tip and shorter nose 6 months after rhinoplasty
Thank you for your question. It is difficult to tell exactly what changes have been made to your nose from the photographs provided. Additional photographs showing the entire nose from the front, side and base view would be most helpful. There are many types of "grafts" that are used by surgeons to modify the shape of the nasal tip. These grafts can be combined with sutures techniques that bend and shape your existing cartilage. Assuming that your surgeon used a classic "tip graft", it is possible that the graft was angled too far cephalic (toward the top of your head). A graft angled too far upward can result in an upturned tip and a nose that appears shorter. Most of the time the graft can be re-positioned and does not need to be removed. Return to your surgeon and politely discuss your concerns. As a rule, most patients would not be comfortable having this procedure under local anesthesia.
Revision Rhinoplasty for Over - Rotated Tip
You would need more than removal of tip grafts to correct the over rotated tip with foreshortened nose. You would need extension grafts to lengthen your nose and decrease over-rotation. Prices for revision can vary from $8500 to upwards of $20000 depending on which surgeon you choose.